#UnidosConMiddleton

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Raised by 23 people in 13 days
Created November 4, 2018
On October 31, 2018, more than half of the teachers from Middleton Heights Elementary School participated in a racist costume event.  14 educators represented Middleton Heights Elementary School in costume as Mexicans, the Statue of Liberty and The US Mexico Border Wall for Halloween.  This included the mascot of the school holding up the end piece of the wall. 

Middleton Heights Elementary is home to 607 students with 12.9% representing the Latinx community.

In a time when Mexicans and immigrants of color are demonized and denied at our border and within much of our country, we must do what we can to ensure our youngest citizens are protected from the hate and otherism that is prevalent today.

There are many ways to highlight our similarities, and telling our stories is the most powerful.  We have chosen to promote equity by bringing those lesser-told stories to the forefront.

By doing so we hope to encourage connection between all students at Middleton Heights Elementary School, staff, parents and the entire community at large. 

All funds collected will go towards purchasing diverse children's literature to encourage multiple perspectives to be represented at Middleton Heights Elementary School.


UPDATE

November 7th, all 14 educators were reinstated in their positions. The Middleton School District and educators issued statements to the effect "they would like to use this as a starting point to grow."  

While we may not agree with the district's choice to reinstate the teachers and aides we do believe growth and change are necessary and possible. 

We are more determined than ever to move forward and reach these children.  All of these children. 
 
Please help us and spread the word.  #UnidosConMiddleton

Thank you so very much, 

Jen Hopkins and Moki Barragan Cajigal

https://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article221321860.html
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$675 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 13 days
Created November 4, 2018
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